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OXFORD UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
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Hello!

As we begin the summer vac, we want to ensure that we can continue to stay in touch. If you are leaving Oxford University, please don't forget to send us your non-university email address. We even have a mailing list for alumni! (Note: you can sign up for this even if it's been more than a few years since you graduated!) Contact Alvea to update your details.

If you have any surplus non-perishable food items that you would like to donate to the Chaplaincy before you leave, please contact Alvea.

If you will be moving to a different college, let us know when you have a new email address so that we can update our records.

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด... ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜!
If you have any small or medium-sized practical items that you would like to donate to the Chaplaincy that can be used by other students (or that we may donate on to a charity like JRS if needed), please contact Alvea. In the last couple of years, we have received items like a neck warmer, kettle, suitcase, saucepans, duvets and pillows, among other things.
Over the summer, we hope to inventory our stock so the sooner we know what we have, the easier it will be to find something when requested.

Students - let us know if you are in Oxford over the summer. We can add you to the ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜.

๐™ˆ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐™ง๐™™ ๐™…๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™…๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฎ
Sun: 11am and 5.45pm
Mon-Sat: 12.15pm
Wed: 8am Student Mass and breakfast

๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™˜๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™‡๐™ž๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ, ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ข ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ก ๐™™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ซ๐™–๐™˜
Over the vac, the Library and Strange Room will be in use at various times for external bookings including summer schools. Please join the vac chat (see above) to be notified of changes.
If you have books to return, please do so ASAP and email library@cathchap.ox.ac.uk.
The Strange Room may not be available to Chaplaincy members in July and August. There may be more flexibility over the weekend. Please contact a Chaplain with queries.
If you left any personal items in those spaces, please contact Alvea as soon as possible.
The Chapel will be open as usual, from 7am to 11pm, until further notice.

The โ€˜๐™‚๐™ค๐™™๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ / ๐™‚๐™ค๐™™๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃโ€™ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™ข๐™š for the next academic year is now live! This is the Chaplaincy's version of College Parents.
Current students, youโ€™d be welcome to sign up as a โ€˜godparentโ€™ - even if you have been one before. Donโ€™t worry if you donโ€™t have a โ€˜co-parentโ€™; we can sort that out. Complete the form here: https://forms.office.com/e/kxVakaUvgf
If you are coming up to Oxford next academic year, or know someone who is, sign up as a โ€˜godchild'. Complete the form here: https://forms.office.com/e/EDe07780TD
Contact a Chaplain for more information!

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A special welcome to any new and visiting students, and university members!


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ย The Chaplains - Fr Damian, Alvea and Fr William

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There are many ways to get involved in life here at the Chaplaincy. We’d love you to contribute in ways that you’ll enjoy. Please do think whether any of the below would appeal.

CHOIR

Sunday 11am Mass

Do you have a good singing voice? Would you be willing to be part of our 11am Sunday Mass choir? You’ll be offering a massive support to us, encouraging our congregational singing and also helping us to enter more prayerfully into the celebration of the Mass through the pieces the Choir sing .

If you are in a College Choir you may be not be able to make the Saturday weekly rehearsal (sometimes 10am, sometimes 5pm) but you are still very welcome at the pre-Mass run-through at 10.30am on the Sunday.

 

Sunday 9pm Mass

READING

Sunday Masses

Reading at Mass is a wonderful way of taking to heart the Sunday scriptures, and a reading well-read can help the congregation be touched more deeply by the Word of God. So this is a valuable ministry and also an experience that will help you in other situations of reading or speaking in public. Please contact Alvea (alvea.fernandes@cathchap.ox.ac.uk) to volunteer.

SERVING

11am Mass

Servers say they come to understand the Mass more through serving. All welcome to volunteer and training will be given. If you are already an experienced server, we would be very grateful if you put that experience to good use here at the Chaplaincy, especially on big occasions like the Academic Mass and at the Mass for Baptisms, Receptions and Confirmations in Trinity Term. Please contact rasmus.munchow@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

Sunday Masses

To assist the priests in the distribution of the Holy Communion, especially in the offering of the Chalice. Special preparation is offered to those wishing to be Eucharistic Minisiters, which include some prayerful reflection on the significance of the Eucharist and the Real Presence. Please see a chaplain for further information.ย